Author: Tait McGregor

Boys on Bikes at Mardi Gras

Sydney celebrated ‘What Matters’ at the 2020 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.

March 1, 2020

Oxford Street became a rainbow river running through the centre of Sydney last night as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020 parade chorused through the city. Over 300,000 spectators flocked to the Surry Hills street to watch the celebration of “What Matters”, the theme of this year’s LGBTIQA+ festivities. Leading the parade were […]

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Live Review: Conan Gray – The Lair, Sydney (11.02.20)

February 13, 2020

It was one of the hottest tickets in town: experiencing US tween sensation Conan Gray’s only Australian show in Sydney’s intimate The Lair. With a clear divide in the crowd between lucky young fans and curious industry members, it was a night that united both sides through a diaristic performance by the 21-year-old Texan. In […]

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Review: Laneway Turned Into Rain-way But That Couldn’t Dampen Sydney’s Spirits (02.02.20)

February 3, 2020

Sydney’s St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival had surprises in store even before the day had begun. With The 1975 being a late cancellation to the previous night’s festival in Brisbane, Sydneysiders were stricken with worry that their the headliner wouldn’t be fit to perform. But as the city got festival-ready in the morning, the UK act […]

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Bad Friday 2020 Is Expanding To A Bad Weekend With Two Days Of Music

January 21, 2020

Bad Friday Festival just got a whole lot more badass. The Sydney institution of a festival, Bad Friday (that ironically falls on Good Friday for all you angels out there) is expanding to corrupt you one day longer. That’s right, we’ve got a Bad Friday AND Saturday on our hands. The expansion of the festival […]

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Interview: Milky Chance (DEU) on TikTok, the German language and gardening.

January 17, 2020

German duo Milky Chance have spent their festive season touring Australia off the back of Falls Festival. Hailing from Kassel, Philipp Dausch and Clemens Rehbein are a long way from home, yet their fanbase here sees their shows sold-out and in high demand. The band recently released their third studio album Mind the Moon, featuring artists […]

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Interview: YUNGBLUD (UK) on uniting fans, romantic gestures and a special Australian release.

January 9, 2020

Dom Harrison, or YUNGBLUD, is a raucous 22-year-old from Doncaster who exudes restless passion – he literally cannot sit still when talking about his fans or his music. Speaking to Dom, it’s instantly striking that he genuinely just wants to connect. He has no time for stats or materialistic achievements: building a community is paramount […]

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Interview: Tyde Levi (AUS) on “Flying So Far”, touring with Troye Sivan and Hanukkah.

December 10, 2019

You might have come across Tyde Levi as “Troye Sivan’s younger brother” – a distinguisher synonymously attached to most of Tyde’s work. However, that tagline is quickly becoming irrelevant as he solidifies himself as his own accomplished artist, having released a handful of alt-RnB tracks with a cumulation of over 2 million streams on Spotify. His […]

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Here are your ARIAs 2019 Winners and all the red carpet action

November 29, 2019

The best of the best in Australian music flocked to Sydney’s The Star to celebrate the industry’s greatest achievements for 2019. Sweeping the awards gala was Tones and I, who took home four of her eight nominations. An incredible feat for someone who was, under a year ago, busking on the streets and living out of her […]

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Festival Review: Spilt Milk sweats it out in Canberra

November 26, 2019

The first date of Spilt Milk Canberra was a steamy hot day at Canberra’s Commonwealth Park and punters from across the state streamed in and sweated it out with a bevvy of prime acts. With this kind of line up, it was always going to be a massive day – even the opening acts were […]

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Live Review: Lime Cordiale + Micra + Teenage Dads – The Roundhouse, Sydney (21.11.19)

November 24, 2019

Lime Cordiale has caught the attention of international superstars like Post Malone and Dre London, and the hype that that’s garnered is definitely well deserved. These Northern Beaches boys put on one hell of a packed-out, sold out show at Sydney’s Roundhouse on Thursday evening as they continue their mammoth Robbery tour. Warming up the stage […]

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Interview: KLP (AUS) on her debut LP Giver, pregnancy inspiration, and drag racing

November 18, 2019

You might know KLP from many places: she was your Saturday night ‘House Party’ host on Triple J from 2015 to 2018, before wrapping up to start her journey into motherhood. She’s also performed at all of Australia’s biggest festivals from Splendour to Falls, and has featured on tracks by the likes of Slumberjack, What So Not, Skrillex […]

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Live Review: Lakyn + KESMAR – Low 302, Sydney (14.11.19)

November 17, 2019

Tucked away in Surry Hills sits the candlelit Low 302, easily missed if not for the bustle of people out front on a Thursday night. The at-capacity venue hosted Lakyn, aka Lakyn Heperi who we came to fall in love with on our screens when he appeared on Season One of The Voice. Opening the intimate […]

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Get your Spilt Milk Set times and maps here!

November 13, 2019

The countdown to Spilt Milk is on with the festival due to hit up Canberra’s Commonwealth Park next weekend and Ballarat the week after. With a massive line-up including headliner US pop sensation Khalid, Chvrches, Ocean Alley, Lime Cordiale and so so many more, it’s time to start meticulously planning your day to pack in […]

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Interview: Hermitude (AUS) on Pollyanarchy, their Aus tour and funk.

November 12, 2019

Hailing from the Blue Mountains, Luke Dubber (Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (El Gusto) make up the iconic Australian electronic duo Hermitude. The pair soared to the top of the ARIA charts with their last studio album, Dark Night Sweet Light, back in 2015 and have now followed it up with an equally impressive body of work Pollyanarchy. With […]

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Interview: Sneaky Sound System (AUS) on where they’ve been, crazy festivals and the Australian EDM scene.

November 12, 2019

Almost every Australian has heard of the iconic EDM duo Sneaky Sound System. From their radio-thrashed 2006 hit ‘UFO’ to their more recent singles ‘We Belong’ and ‘Can’t Help the Way That I Feel’, there’s a song that’s defined the dance floor for everyone. 2019 has seen Sneaky Sound System as a festival staple on lineups, bringing back […]

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Interview: Bag Raiders (AUS) on Horizons, collaborating with artists and NYE In The Park.

November 3, 2019

Bag Raiders are back! After releasing their first studio album in close to 10 years, the electronic duo from Sydney is in full throttle. Having found a second wave of global fame through soundtracking a staple meme with their hit ‘Shooting Stars’, there’s a new wave of fans following their music careers. And that’s becoming apparent […]

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Interview: Fergus James (AUS) on his debut EP All Of The Colours, Justin Timberlake and career highlights.

November 1, 2019

Fergus James has more accolades under his belt than your average twenty-year-old. Nay, more than most above-average twenty-year-old. From opening Ed Sheeran‘s stadium tour to thousands of Australians, touring with Meg Mac, nabbing the Triple J Unearthed spot on this year’s Splendour In The Grass lineup to having over ten million Spotify streams over three tracks; […]

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Interview: Crooked Colours (AUS) on NYE In The Park, touring the States and their band’s name.

October 29, 2019

Perth trio Crooked Colours have been topping the ARIA Australian Dance charts with their sophomore album Langata, which they released earlier this year. Phil Slabber, Leon Debaughn and Liam Merrett-Park have developed a must-see live show, from originally playing house parties to recently packing out Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with an audience of thousands. Having just touched down […]

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Interviews: Joel Edgerton and David Michôd on the red carpet at THE KING Australian premiere.

October 21, 2019

Netflix’s THE KING took over Sydney’s The Ritz Cinema for its Australian premiere and brought along its director and co-writer extraordinaire David Michôd as well as actor and co-writer Joel Edgerton. The film follows Hal [Timothée Chalamet], the heir to the English throne, who is “crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must […]

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Carla Geneve – The Roundhouse, Sydney (18.10.19)

October 20, 2019

Sydney’s Roundhouse was packed out on Friday night for Holy Holy, an indie rock outfit whose origins span Australia’s East coast. Having recently released their third studio album, My Own Pool Of Light, Holy Holy have garnered an intense fanbase eager to relive the best cross-section of their discography live. But first, it was Perth’s […]

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Interview: Thelma Plum on her debut album Better In Blak, Paul Kelly and her six ARIA nominations.

October 18, 2019

Thelma Plum is up for six ARIA nominations off the back of her debut studio album Better In Blak. With nominations including Best Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist and Best Pop Release, Thelma is planted firmly into Australian music’s biggest awards night. We caught up with her to chat about her album […]

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Tones & I leads 2019 ARIA Awards nominations; Thelma Plum & The Teskey Brothers set to shine

October 16, 2019

The 2019 ARIA Awards season has officially launched! With less than seven weeks until Australian music’s night of nights, the ARIAs have named their nominees, with the Artisan and Fine Arts award winners already nabbing their coveted pointed statues. Leading the nomination count is Tones & I, with eight noms phenomenally under her belt. To […]

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Interviews: Watch Ruel, Vera Blue and Spacey Jane at Yours & Owls Festival

October 15, 2019

Earlier this month Yours & Owls Festival brought some of Australia’s finest musicians to North Wollongong for a two-day event that showcased some serious established and up-and-coming talent. Amongst those were sixteen year old pop phenomenon Ruel, the ethereal Vera Blue and the newest kids on the big block Spacey Jane. Having just finished his […]

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Festival Review: Day Two at Yours & Owls proved why trekking to Wollongong is well worth it.

October 9, 2019

After a truly excellent first day of Yours & Owls Festival, spirits were definitely high as Day Two rolled in over Wollongong’s trampled Stuart Park. Although the morning looked like an ominous rainstorm, punters were luckily blessed with an evening of pristine perfect clouds and an equally dreamy line-up of acts. I caught Perth’s Spacey […]

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Festival Review: Yours & Owls brought Australia’s biggest musicians to Wollongong for Day One

October 8, 2019

According to my Uber driver, Yours & Owls Festival is the biggest event in Wollongong’s calendar and apparently cultivates a dedicated returning community each year, which is something to be said about the standard of this regional festival. But as the clouds rolled in for the long weekend, it was beginning to look like a […]

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Live Review: Ruel + Billy Davis & The Good Lords – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (03.10.19)

October 4, 2019

To my left, a teen was clutching her phone in one hand and her chest in the other, screaming at an unnatural decibel. To my right stood a girl whose eyes were tightly squeezing out silent tears as she heaved. And in front was a countdown clock presenting five seconds until 16-year-old pop sensation Ruel […]

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Timothée Chalamet is coming to Australia to promote The King

September 27, 2019

We’ve loved him since Interstellar, but fell in love with him in Call Me By Your Name. And now Timothée Chalamet fans are getting the chance to see their divine partner in the flesh as he walks the red carpet for the Australian premiere of THE KING. 23-year-old Chalamet depicts young Hal, later crowned King […]

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Live Review: Bruno Major + Tash Wolf + Georgie Clifford – The Lansdowne, Sydney (18.09.19)

September 19, 2019

British crooner Bruno Major delivered two sold-out nights at The Lansdowne this week and, look, there are now a lot of impregnated ears around Sydney. Opening the swoony night was Insta-famous Tash Wolf, showing off guitar shredding talents in an acoustic set filled with originals. Her goofy demeanour made the intimate crowd feel as though […]

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Interview: Icona Pop (SWE) on “Next Mistake”, Sweden’s music scene and coming to Australia

September 19, 2019

Icona Pop should really be renamed to Iconic Pop considering the instant, “Oh I love those guys!” you hear upon mentioning their name. The Swedish duo reached global pop domination with their 2012 tune ‘I Love It’ and despite years passing since its release, the song continues to be on high-rotation at club nights and […]

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Interview: Dear Seattle (AUS) on Beer InCider Festival, graphic design and creating their sophomore album.

September 16, 2019

Sydney’s Dear Seattle are beaming on Australia’s alt-rock radar. However, the band recently broadened their talents as ‘cicerones’, as they gear up to launch their limited brew, Beer Seattle, at Beer InCider Festival later this month. Having had a pretty exciting year of releases and festivals, the buzz doesn’t seem to be winding down any […]

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